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Hello from Australia.
I have a question regarding the ongoing support for DNN 6.
Will it continue have updates available or has it been replaced by DNN 7.
The reason I ask is that DNN 7 has been a complete disaster for several of my sites.
When running in 1600x900 screen resolution all the text in the in the admin screens, logon screens and others is small and as I have only one eye and it is impaired I have trouble using it.
Also the image editor inside the HTML editor for example it does not display properly. The OK and Cancel buttons are not visible in the popup screen.
Even on my development site I am finding problems as mention above with a clean install.
ie. a new site.
All of my sites have previously been updated since DNN 6.0 as upgrades have become available with no problems and now I am have some issues that concern me.
Any comments are welcomed
Thanks in anticipation
Just a note to add.Using latest Google Chrome browser while in the file manger some reason if I try to change pages to view more image for example DNN goes of somewhere and does not comeback.IE 9 however works properly here though text in controls is still same.RegardsTrevor - Trevor Forrester 5 months ago
Hi Chris and Erik, thank you both for your replies.
Chris if I go to the Image Manager in the HTML Editor, it does load for me and it works fine.
I am able move around freely and scroll through the different pages of images and folders with no problems.
I have tried setting the skin to the file manager to the default Dotnetnuke skin and it makes no different.
I am going to try all of this from a second computer(laptop) that I have got as soon as I am able to install a copy of Dotnetnuke on it.
As I mentioned earlier I have restored all but one of my production sites to version 6.2.5
I have noticed a few other problems and I will continue to investigate them as there appears to be some difference between the different browsers in the way in which things are displayed i.e. text size, the way the tables are displayed
I must admit that I do not understand why the file manager is playing up Google Chrome and Firefox.
It appears that when changing directories or scrolling through pages of files that the page just seems not to refresh.
I might report a bug as Erik suggested.
Thanks again for your replies
Typically we maintain backwards support for releases for a set timeframe, in which those releases receive security updates, but not new feature updates. I believe that is how DNN6 will be managed going forward for most likely the next year, but I don't known the firm date as of right now for when we will cease to maintain those security updates for the DNN6 line.
That being said, I would work towards trying to resolve your DNN7 issues. I know there are a couple of issues with some of the admin/host screens such as the HOST/SQL page that will be addressed with a release in the coming month or two, but most likely your issues are somewhat Skin related due to the changes to the default.css file. You might check with whomever created your skin to see about addressing the issues.
As for the Google Chrome issue, I can't comment on that one without more details.
I did some testing and I am not experiencing that problem with the File Manager on my DNN7 installs. Can you try something else? If you go to the Image Manager in the HTML Editor, does that load for you? Or does it come up blank? - Chris Hammond 5 months ago
Hi Chris, thank you for your reply.At the moment I have three development sites set up on my local machine with two of them being clean installs and one can upgrade of Dotnetnuke version 7.Also I have five sites in production and I have had problems with both my local sites and my production sites as far as upgrading to version 7 goes.On all but one of my production sites I have restored version 6 copies and I have left one to try and sort these problems out.The issue that I am having with Google Chrome is that while in the file manager under the admin menu if I try to view a directory that has more than one page of files in it the program goes off into the ether somewhere and does not come back.I left it for 15 minutes to see whether or not it when she go to the next page of files on the file manager and it just sat there thinking about it.I have also just checked with Firefox which is the latest version and it reacts the same as Google Chrome. It appears that the first directory that you click on to view files shows up all right but if you click on a subdirectory that it goes off into the ether.The only way to bring it back is to reload the webpage.This is not a problem I have found with Internet Explorer version 9.again thank you for your replyRegardsTrevor - Trevor Forrester 5 months ago
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